The Commerce City Police officer accused of shooting and killing a family's dog appears in court on Tuesday.
Officer Robert Price faces a felony charge of animal cruelty. If Price is found guilty, the conviction could cost him his career as Colorado state law does not allow anyone who has been convicted of a felony to serve as a peace officer.
The Fraternal Order of Police says Price is wrongly accused, and they will be showing up to support the officer.
"The Fraternal Order of Police finds the charging of this officer outrageous, and not within the scope of the event," the Fraternal Order of Police released. "We have our opinion as to why the DA charged the officer. In light of the atmosphere surrounding this circus, you can judge why for yourself."